Joe Reese Brabson, Jr. was appointed to the United States Military Academy from Tennessee in the class of 1938.
He was originally assigned to the Infantry but transferred to the Air Corps. During World War II he was assigned, as a Lieutenant Colonel, as Deputy Commander, 42nd Bomb Group, 13th Air Force, East Indies. In that capacity he was killed while on a bombing mission on 1 January 1945. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart Medal.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to his father, Joe Reese Brabson, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army.
BRABSON, JOE R JR
- LT COL USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/01/1945
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1734-C G
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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